A recent study published in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity found that non-crop flowering fields are helpful in attracting bumblebees to cropland, but organically managed crops rich...

A new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology shows the importance of maintaining biodiversity to achieve natural pest control and reduce the use of insecticides. Specifically, the study...

Industrialized chemical agriculture has caused a decline of many important insects across the globe, while organic farming can promote biodiversity by using fewer harmful sprays and by providing...

The ever-growing global population demands more food production, while at the same time, increased farming intensity has contributed to the depletion of important insect populations. A recent...

Climate change has increased extreme weather events like flood and drought, while population growth and development have caused habitat loss and fragmentation, and both of these climate and land...

Most farmers want to employ practices that benefit human and environmental health, but connecting the dots between wanting and successfully implementing can be complicated, particularly when...

A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution has found pesticide contamination of milkweed,  the host plant of monarchs, across multiple landscape types, exposing the...

In an effort to reduce the use of harmful pesticides, farmers are looking for ways to enhance natural pest control by boosting numbers of natural predators of pests on their farms. A recent study...

Supporting biodiversity is not only a tenet of organic farming, but the ecosystem services that biodiversity can provide to farmers is also relied upon for...

Neonicotinoid pesticides remain controversial as evidence mounts to show their detrimental impacts on important biodiversity. Documenting more evidence of their harm, a recent study in the journal...

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